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Musings from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Stephanie Boychuk

Serving VIU Better: Why The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning adopted a Request Tracking System

In the Beginning The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (the Centre) was a very different place in 2013. During Fall semester, some faculty members at Vancouver Island University (VIU) had begun using VIULearn (D2L) for the first time…. Continue Reading →

What’s New in VIULearn? (Summer 2016)

This summer, there have been changes to the names of some of the tools you use in VIULearn. For instance, “Dropbox” for submitting assignments has been creating some confusion with the internet storage service “Dropbox”. Additionally, there have been a… Continue Reading →

What’s New in VIULearn this Month? (March-April 2016)

Every month, VIULearn is updated by our software provider D2L. Most of the time you won’t even notice the changes, because they are behind-the-scenes improvements. An example of a behind-the-scenes improvement was an improvement to the Import / Export /… Continue Reading →

Exciting Ways to Use the New “Not” Release Conditions

You may have seen my previous blog post where I talked briefly about the new “not” release conditions. If you were wondering what these conditions could be used for, I’m here to give you a few ideas to get you… Continue Reading →

What’s New in VIULearn this Month? (February-March 2016)

Every month, VIULearn is updated by our software provider D2L. Most of the time you won’t even notice the changes, because they are behind-the-scenes improvements. An example of a behind-the-scenes improvement was an improvement to the Import / Export /… Continue Reading →

Self-Paced Fully-Online VIULearn Orientations for Learners

VIULearn is a learning management system. Some teaching faculty members use it to upload files for you (like your course syllabus or their PowerPoints), create Discussions or Quizzes, and have you upload assignments or view grades. Some teaching faculty members… Continue Reading →

Orientation to VIULearn (D2L) for Students – Spring 2015

Many courses offered at VIU use our online learning management system, VIULearn. To help prepare you for your course, VIU is offering free orientation workshops to VIULearn. These are available either face-to-face on Nanaimo campus or online for all students. It… Continue Reading →

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – May 15th

May 15th was Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As someone who spends a lot of time in online courses personally and professionally, I decided to take advantage of a free webinar entitled “Web Accessibility Tools in Action: Awesome Tools to Build… Continue Reading →

Wiggio: Online Group Collaborative Learning Tool Coming to Desire2Learn

In March, Desire2Learn acquired the company, Wiggio (http://wiggio.com/). Wiggio creates a product to help students self-organize campus groups. Desire2Learn is working on integrating Wiggio into their Learning Suite, and are aiming to make Wiggio available to all clients in the… Continue Reading →

Gamification – Article and Infographic

I came across a couple of interesting (and short) articles on gamification in education today. Although the language makes it seem like gamification is something only the K-12 sector is working on it is becoming a trend in post-secondary as… Continue Reading →

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